Post by Vagabond Blues on Jun 18, 2013 5:29:00 GMT -8
Gilda is titled as a '62 Shasta Compact - I say that because her VIN checks her as a '61, but I don't mind that she lies about her age. I acquired Gilda in February of this year - up until then, she was a he known as "Gilbert." Yes, my trailer has many secrets I suppose.
I am in the process of transitioning Gilbert to Gilda, and it's a slow, thoughtful process that is going well. It will be a while before I can provide the final touch - painting her exterior. Hopefully, I'll have that done sometime this fall. In the meantime, she (and I) will have to be content to leave her white/black until I can finish her interior, save more money, and finally paint her white/red.
One of the unexpecteds along the way has been purchasing a tow vehicle - my daily driver was not going to cut it, according to my mechanic - so I purchased Gene in April. Gene Gene the Towing Machine continues to make himself useful until the time comes to tow Gilda on many adventures.
I hope to have finished interior photos to show sometime in the next few weeks. I have hired someone to come in and finish what I wasn't comfortable finishing myself, so there have been a few unexpected delays.
Glad Vikx has started this forum and looking forward to hearing everyone's stories!
Post by Vagabond Blues on Jun 18, 2013 14:48:59 GMT -8
Her interior was high-gloss black, white, and royal blue when I got her. I started stripping/sanding/refinishing and making great head-way, but one reaches a point where paint has to factor in (read: I threw out my shoulder). So, she's about half-paint/half natural wood now.
A word of caution - unless you plan to take your trailer with you into the afterlife, please, do not paint it a high-gloss anything - especially high-gloss black.
Oh, about posting a photo of Gene - true to his namesake, if I were to post a photo, it would surely break the Forum because while Gene is a solid vehicle, he is not as attractive as Gilda will be. Gene is a big ol'Suburban that dwarfs poor Gilda when parked next to her. How I came to acquire him is a semi-funny story, too.
P.S. Shastacrazy - your signature includes lyrics to my "theme song." Or so I've been told.